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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Americans Bob and Mike Bryan capped a remarkable week with another celebratory chest bump on Saturday. Six days after winning the U.S. Open for their 100th career tournament title, the worlds top-ranked doubles team rolled to an easy three-set victory that clinched the United States Davis Cup meeting against Slovakia. Controlling the net with their quick hands and short-angled volleys, the Bryans broke serve seven times and routed Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in just 76 minutes. "We had our goals, which was to win the US Open and come in here and help the team get to the World Group," Bob Bryan said. "Just feels its all one emotion. We can kind of exhale and kind of enjoy it. Yeah, when we won the Open it was great, but we shifted our focus very quickly to this tie." The Bryans lopsided victory followed Fridays straight-set singles wins by John Isner and Sam Querrey for an insurmountable 3-0 lead. It secured a spot for the U.S. in the 2015 World Group, extending a stretch in the top tier that began in 1989. "It was one of our better Davis Cup performances because I felt we were hitting on all facets of the game," Mike Bryan said. "Didnt really have any difficulty out there," he added. "Just thought we started hot and just kept it up, kept our energy high." Michal Mertinak, the highest-ranked Slovakian doubles player at No. 88, had been scheduled to play with Lacko. But he was replaced by Gombos, who lost the opening singles match to Isner. Slovakia captain Miloslav Mecir said Mertinak was ill and unable to go. "He was getting better but he was still struggling," Mecir said. Gombos and Lacko are primarily singles players. Gombos is ranked 688th in doubles and Lacko 1,211th. "Its tough when you dont play doubles," Lacko said. "So you are a little bit lost there, yeah, when youre playing the best double pair in the world." 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Goldschmidt had an RBI single in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the third and added a two-run double in the fourth, all against Jhoulys Chacin (13-9). "He complained about how he hasnt been running the bases much lately," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson. "Today was another good day for him and hes done it many times for us." Goldschmidt leads the NL with 114 RBIs. Goldschmidt hit a towering drive for his 32nd home run and a 3-0 lead in the third. It was his first homer since Aug. 20, a span of 83 at-bats. "I knew it had been a while but I didnt know exactly what it was," Goldschmidt said. "Thats just part of it." Goldschmidt doubled home Chris Owings and Adam Eaton to cap Arizonas three-run fourth and give the Diamondbacks a 6-0 lead. Randall Delgado (5-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings for the Diamondbacks, who won have won three of four. Delgado won for the first time since Aug. 2. Colorado star Todd Helton did not play, a day announcing he would retire after this season. The crowd at Chase Field ccheered him early in the game and he waved his cap in appreciation.dddddddddddd Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson homered for the Rockies, who have lost two straight and seven of their past nine. Chacin and the Rockies were behind nearly from the outset. Eaton led off the first with an infield single, stole second and scored on Goldschmidts single. Chacin lasted a season-low four innings, allowing six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits with three walks. "I just wasnt throwing strikes," Chacin said. "I was pitching up, overthrowing my pitches. I didnt make my pitches at any point in the game." Culbersons first career pinch-hit home run pulled Colorado within 6-2 in the fifth. Matt Davidson hit his first career homer in the bottom half to make it 7-2. Owings added an RBI single in the eighth. 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